King Lear

The term is rhyming slang for gear, and was in use among London stu-dents in 1996 and 1997.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • King Lear — /lear/ a tragedy (1606) by Shakespeare. * * * ▪ work by Shakespeare       tragedy in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written in 1605–06 and published in a quarto edition in 1608, evidently based on Shakespeare s unrevised …   Universalium

  • King Lear — a play by William Shakespeare about an old king who decides to divide his ↑kingdom among his three daughters according to how much each of them says she loves him. Two daughters, ↑Goneril and ↑Regan, pretend to love him very much, and he divides… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • King Lear — King′ Lear′ [[t]lɪər[/t]] n. lit. the protagonist of Shakespeare s tragedy King Lear (1606), the father of Cordelia, Goneril, and Regan …   From formal English to slang

  • King Lear — [lir] n. 1. a tragedy by Shakespeare ( c. 1606) 2. its main character, whose division of his kingdom between his older daughters, Goneril and Regan, and disinheritance of his youngest, Cordelia, lead to civil strife and his own insanity and death …   English World dictionary

  • King Lear — This article is about Shakespeare s play. For other uses, see King Lear (disambiguation). King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806–1864) King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The title character descends into madness… …   Wikipedia

  • King Lear — Le Roi Lear Le Roi Lear Auteur William Shakespeare Genre Tragédie Version originale Titre original King Lear Langue originale Anglais Pays d origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • King Lear — König Lear und der Hofnarr von William Dyce König Lear (engl. The Tragedy of King Lear) gilt als eine der herausragenden Tragödien aus der Feder William Shakespeares. Das Entstehungsjahr ist mutmaßlich 1605. Das Stück wurde am 26. Dezember 1606… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • King Lear — noun the hero of William Shakespeare s tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters • Syn: ↑Lear • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional character, ↑fictitious character, ↑character * * * /lear/ a tragedy (1606) by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • King Lear — n. tragedy by William Shakespeare; hero of King Lear tragedy who was betrayed and abused by two of his conspiring daughters; King Lear Peak, one of the peaks of the Jackson Mountains range in Nevada (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • king lear — Cockney Rhyming Slang 1. Queer (homosexual) e s a bit King Lear. 2. Ear …   English dialects glossary

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